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World Service

WorldService_logolarge.jpgThe BBC World Service aims to be the world's first choice amongst international broadcasters. We want to inspire people and illuminate their lives. Our programmes need to support - and build on - our reputation for being authoritative, impartial and accurate. With your help we can achieve all of this...and make the most of our unique ability to bring the world together, making connections and helping listeners make sense of the world.  We seek impact and originality.

If you wish to propose ideas to World Service you will need to do so through an in-house department or a registered independent company. World Service are currently in the process of reviewing its database for Independent Production Companies.  Details of which will be posted here at a later date.   

If you have any queries about World Service Commissioning please contact Vanessa Morris & Karen Howe (email address is vanessamorris&


There are no current commissioning opportunities for World Service.


• Mary Hockaday, Controller World Service English
• Steve Titherington, Senior Commissioning Editor, World Service English
• Tony Phillips, Commissioning Editor, World Service English

 More information on World Service contacts can be found here.

The BBC Radio business, legal and rights requirements
How BBC Radio commissions programmes
Contact Information and Archives for programme research

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